Monthly Archives: September 2011

Two points to ponder

Number one: Last night at the AGM of the Help Centre and the Northumberland Community Legal Centre a remarkable fact was dropped during the report by the Executive Director – Lois Cromarty. She reported that during the past period of…

Congratulations!

Finally, after a long wait, due to factors way beyond the Cobourg Museum Foundation's control, the new home for the admin building of the Sifton-Cook Centre is on its foundations, read about its history and the future plans for it…

Victoria Park Meeting Next Week

Now that the weather has cooled and our glorious town park is uncluttered with people and events, it's time to reflect on the Town's progress in bringing the Park ever closer to being the perfect summer experience for residents and…

All Candidates Meetings This Week

For the benefit of all of us unsure of where and when we can grill our provincial election candidates this week, here's the schedule as presented in Northumberland Today by veteran reporter Val MacDonald. The televised leader's debate is Tuesday,…

Election muses

Having fun yet with this election? What's on this week? Just checked the candidates' websites and find that no All Candidate Meetings are advertised on any one of them – that's a major mistake isn't it? So how does one…

Very controversial comments?

“There are a lot of very honourable, very righteous, very heroic people who die on a daily basis for what they believe in. And I think we throw the term ‘hero’ around a little bit too loosely these days. I…

About bloody time!

We have waited three years for this – for the most powerful man in the world to show that he has a pair. Finally he will stand for something that his base can agree with. Up until that ever-shrinking base…

Democracy at work?

Funny how consultation with the voters/citizens is in the eye of the beholder. For City Hall watchers there will never be enough public consultation. For the Mayor of Toronto's brain, his brother – Doug, lip service is great. For instance…

Attack of the Smart Meters

With all the hype mounting to a crescendo recently as Smart Meters all around our area were finally turned on, I became fearful, very fearful, of the day my first entirely Smart hydro bill would arrive. I'd read the story…